Dr Katie Adam

I joined EPIC in August 2022 as a Research Fellow. My work within EPIC includes translation and communication of science as effective and ethical evidence for animal disease preparedness policy and disease outbreak response. As an EPIC “knowledge broker”, I provide qualitative risk assessment for exotic animal diseases with Scottish Government policy-makers, translate science to non-scientific audience, and facilitate communication between policy-makers and EPIC scientists to provide high quality advice for exotic animal disease preparedness and animal health policy. I also collaborate with EPIC colleagues across the whole of the consortium, including epidemiologists, social scientists, economists and mathematical modellers to deliver the EPIC Knowledge Exchange (KE) and public engagement strategy.

My career has covered many aspects of animal health and One Health, including veterinary practice, population health in livestock and aquaculture production, epidemiology, social science, knowledge exchange and public health. While my research is mostly UK-based, I have also worked on projects in Norway, Tanzania and Malawi. My research interests lie in understanding the human factors that influence animal health, and in the development and implementation of practical, innovative strategies to prevent and control infectious disease in animal and human populations.

Selected publications

Bruce, A., Adam, K.E., Buller, H., Chan, K.W., Tait, J. 2021. Creating an innovation ecosystem for rapid diagnostic tests for livestock to support sustainable antibiotic use. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 

Allan, F.K., Sindoya, E., Adam, K.E., Byamungu, M., Lea, R.S., Lord, J.S., Mbata, G., Paxton, E., Mramba, F., Torr, S.J., Morrison, W.I., Handel, I., Morrison, L.J., Auty, H.K. 2021. A cross-sectional survey to establish Theileria parva prevalence and vector control at the wildlife-livestock interface, Northern Tanzania. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 196.

Adam, K.E., Bruce, A., Corbishley, A. 2021. Veterinary interventions to improve neonatal survival on British beef and sheep farms: a qualitative study. Frontiers in Veterinary Humanities and Social Science, 8, 2. 

Eze, J. I., Innocent, G. T., Adam, K., Huntley, S., & Gunn, G. J. 2019. Exploring the longitudinal dynamics of herd BVD antibody test results using model-based clustering. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 9(1), 11353.

Adam, K.E., Baillie, S. and Rushton, J. 2019. 'Clients. Outdoors. Animals.': retaining vets in UK farm animal practice - thematic analysis of free-text survey responses. Veterinary Record, 184(4), 121. 

Adam, K.E and Gunn, G.J. 2017. Social and economic aspects of aquatic animal health. OIE Scientific and Technical Review, 36(1), 323-329.

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